Introduction1. Why should corporations care about sustainable development?2. The global regulation of corporations: coming soon or already here?3. Sustainability performance measurement and stakeholder relationships4. Multilateral "messes" and the three types of social capital5. Questions that measure social capital6. Collecting and analyzing social capital data7. Identifying barriers to sustainable development with the 3DSC framework8. Predicting protests in Peru9. Four years of stakeholder politics on Misima Island10. Mapping the network's values, priorities, and issues11. From social capital to inter-sectoral complementarity
"Stakeholder Politics can make a real difference to your business." R. Edward Freeman When corporate management tries to engage with stakeholders, they often encounter a world of hardball politics full of hostile activists, self-interested elites and unpredictable attacks. This "how to" guide teaches managers how to both play stakeholder politics and collaborate with stakeholders towards sustainability goals - and identify and improve the social capital patterns in their own networks.
ROBERT BOUTILIER PhD, Centre for Sustainable Community Development, Canada, is a leading expert in how companies can promote community development. Robert developed 'Stakeholder360' for measuring social capital in a company's relationships with its stakeholders.
Laying out an easy-to-follow guide on how to achieve and maintain political legitimacy on environmental matters, this title champions sustainable development and attaining good relationships in the process. Devised and written by a highly experienced researcher and environmental consultant, readers are presented with Robert Boutilier's approach as he outlines ways in which to benefit from stakeholder networking and targeting sustainability. Case studies of companies that have followed the approach highlight the successes to be gained. This title is useful for environmental academics and managers alike. - The Environmentalist 77 (5 May 2009)